1988: Lewis-Clark State College Baseball NAIA World Series Championship No.
LEWISTON, Idaho -- The
Warriors went for title No. 4 in 1988 and opened with a closer 8-6 win over Georgetown,
Ky. A 4-0 shutout of Point Park, Pa., followed, and after that, LCSC enjoyed an easy 15-2
win over St. Francis, Ill.
The Warriors continued their
run with a 7-4 victory over Oklahoma City, but then were dealt a 13-12 loss by nemesis
Grand Canyon, Ariz.
The Warriors wanted another
shot at the Antelopes, but St. Xavier, Ill., stood in the way. The Warriors took care of
St. Xavier 12-4 to set up a matchup with the Antelopes, the team that handed the Warriors
a 6-5 loss in the '86 title game.
In the '88 championship game, Lewiston's Mike
Murphy drove in four runs and was one of four Warriors to hit home runs as LCSC used the
long ball to thump Grand Canyon.
Pitcher Steve Callahan, a Clarkston High
product, was named the tournament MVP as he tossed a six-hitter through six innings to
pick up the win and finish the season with an 11-2 record.
Steve Reed pitched the final three innings in
relief, allowing two hits and no runs.
The Warriors led from the start, scoring two
runs in the first, fifth and seventh innings, along with three in the third. Duane Church,
Steve Decker, Pat Mackey and Murphy each hit home runs.